MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, March 2017

Bath Alumni Rosie Clarke, David King and Jacob Paul strike gold at British Athletics Championships

University of Bath alumni David King and Jacob Paul both claimed hurdles gold at the 2019 Müller British Athletics Championships in Birmingham, while Rosie Clarke also topped the podium as she booked her place at the World Championships in Doha. Sports Performance graduate King (pictured), who is still based at the University’s Sports Training Village with James Hillier’s coaching group, bagged the second British 110m hurdles title of his career after edging out Cameron Fillery...

26 August 2019

Dmitry, pictured with his Paralympic medal, won bronze at the Euros today

One year to go – wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver look ahead to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games begin, Team Bath TV caught up with University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya to see how their preparations are going. Both are on course to qualify for their second Paralympic Games after winning a host of gold medals on the international stage during the past two seasons, ranking them as the world’s number one epee fencers in Category A...

25 August 2019

Tickets for Team Bath Netball’s 2020 Superleague Season Opener against Loughborough Lightning on sale now

Tickets are now on general sale for Team Bath Netball’s opening fixture of the 2020 Vitality Superleague season – a bonus 19th match against old rivals Loughborough Lightning. The Season Opener event is taking place at Arena Birmingham on Saturday, February 22, with the Blue & Gold taking to court at 3.30pm for a rematch of the 2019 bronze-medal play-off which Team Bath won 62-56. All ten franchises will be in action on the day,...

22 August 2019

Olympic silver-medallist among experts passing on competitive swimming advice at Team Bath AS clinics

Team Bath AS is running a series of pre-season clinics for competitive swimmers over the August Bank Holiday Weekend in the University of Bath's Olympic-sized pool. The clinics - run by Team Bath AS Head Coach Chris Alderton and Lead Development Coach Liam Willcox - will give swimmers aged 9-16 the change to hone their skills, technique and technical knowledge in time for the 2019-20 season. Running from August 24-27, each clinic will have a...

20 August 2019

Ultimate test of all-round athletics ability as University of Bath hosts 2019 British Functional Fitness Championships

The University of Bath’s indoor athletics track was transformed into a multi-function fitness zone over the weekend as the 2019 British Functional Fitness Championships took place at the Sports Training Village. The event, organised by the Fitness Racing Federation UK, saw athletes compete for the title of fittest male, female or team in the United Kingdom and look to secure qualification for the iF3 World Championships in Sweden and the iF3 Masters World Championships in...

19 August 2019

Sam Courty proud to continue University of Bath tradition as GB Rowing Team Start graduates are selected for World Champs

Sam Courty says she is proud to continue a University of Bath tradition of aiming to qualify a women’s pair for the Olympic Games after being selected for the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Austria. The Sport & Exercise Science graduate is one of three rowers named in the British squad who started their careers with the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University’s Sports Training Village, the others being Sara Parfett, who studied...

16 August 2019

Vicky Holland crosses the line in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event

Dramatic Tokyo 2020 Test Event sees Olympic medallist Vicky Holland win triathlon bronze in searing heat in Japan

University of Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland won bronze in a dramatic women’s race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Test Event in Japan. The Rio 2016 medallist finished fifth but was elevated to the podium after team-mates Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown, who had placed first and second, were disqualified after crossing the line hand in hand. Officials deemed this to be a ‘contrived tie situation’ and a British Triathlon appeal was rejected. Holland –...

15 August 2019

Student coach Rachel Shaw relishing leadership role as she signs up for 2020 Vitality Superleague season with Team Bath Netball

Rachel Shaw has signed up for her eighth Vitality Superleague season with Team Bath Netball and is relishing her status as a custodian of the club’s culture. The England-capped wing-attack is a hugely influential figure both on and off the court for the Blue & Gold, with her dynamic attacking style and bubbly demeanour making her a favourite with team-mates and supporters alike. “I’m really excited to go again – and hopefully get into the...

14 August 2019

From 19 to 90 – Team GB Olympians from six decades and 14 sports unite for special celebration at University of Bath

Fifty Team GB Olympians spanning six decades, including one of only two Holocaust survivors to compete at the Games, visited the University of Bath on Saturday for a special celebratory reception. Sir Ben Helfgott, who captained the GB weightlifting team at both the Melbourne 1956 and Rome 1960 Games, and 90-year-old Michael Howard, a fencing silver-medallist in 1960, were the two most senior Olympians to attend the event, which took place in The Edge. At...

13 August 2019

Jamie Cooke gets a hug after winning European Championships gold at the University of Bath in August 2019

VIDEO: Watch highlights of the men’s and women’s finals at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

It was an unforgettable week of action at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships - and you can enjoy the highlights from the finals weekend at the University of Bath here. Saturday saw Pentathlon GB's Jamie Cooke produce a dominant performance to add the European men's title to the World crown he won in dramatic style last September - click here to read the report. Sunday then saw Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite win the European women's...

12 August 2019

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